World-building – an obvious google search
I don’t know how I have never found this before. I’ve been on the SFWA website before. (It’s actually pretty cool there.) I’ve even posted articles from there.
However, I found this for the first time.
It’s a world building questionnaire.
And it is totally awesome. It has everything, from how big is a town, and how did humans get to the world.
If you write sci-fi or fantasy, I would seriously check it out.
I would also check out this persons rants about what makes bad world building and the following comments. The interesting thoughts there that I saw are:
1) Rulers usually throw money at people who can heal people and people who can destroy people. So why don’t healers (magical of course) get more money?
2) If the magical people have magical power and can throw fireballs at whoever, why isn’t a magical person king?
Oh, and if you were wondering, my google search was world building questionnaire. Don’t know why I didn’t think of it before.